Grammar and Vocabulary in IELTS Essays
Can I get a band 8 if I made a repeated grammar error?
Hello! I have a question.
So, I was aiming for a band 8 for the written part but, because I was very nervous, I made a stupid mistake: I wrote 30 millionS
instead of million
Problem is, I wrote it that way for all figures in the graph. It was my one and only mistake, but it was a repeated one, same mistake over and over.
How much do you think they could penalize me for this?
And, overall, what would be the impact of this on my general band mark for writing?
Do I say "that" too many times in my essay?
by Long Vo
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
I am really confused because one of the ielts 8.0 candidates looked at my essay which writing style is instructed by my tutor and said that it was totally wrong because i repeated many "that". I am planning to take the exam next month so please help me read and give your comment. I do appreciate it. Thank you.
Some people believe that it is the responsibility of individuals to take care of their own health and diet. Others however believe that governments should make sure that their citizens have a healthy diet.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
In recent years, many parts of the world have witnessed the fact that the health of their citizens is deteriorating due to poor diet. While some people claim that community health care is the government’s responsibility, it is argued that single individuals should consider their eating habits and lifestyle. Both sides of this issue will be analyzed before a reasonable conclusion is offered.
Supporters hold their view that it is people's obligation to pay attention to their health. The first and obvious reason is that health is one of the most valuable possessions of humans that cannot be bought or exchanged. In fact, many concerns are raised by the National Health Care Service because more and more young people are suffering serious diseases like diabetes, strokes, cancers… Additionally, it is undeniable that people have complete free will to decide what food they eat, what exercises they do. Therefore, it is better for them to choose the most appropriate one in order to stay healthy.
Components, however, claim that it is the government’s job so as to ensure their metropolitans’ health. First of all, the government is the headquarter which has the highest function and authority to control food quality. There is no denying the fact that every nation has their own functions which examine and analyze imported commodities, including food with the purpose of safety use. Last but not least, local authorities can gain some financial benefits by keeping their inhabitants healthy. If their dwellers are in a healthy condition, less money will be spent on finding cures for diseases and they can contribute more efficiently to the economy.
In final analysis, I am in favor of the former. I believe that it is crucial and necessary for people to be in charge of their health; nevertheless, governments should cooperate to cope with this situation.
Which tenses are common in IELTS essays?
Which tense do we frequently use when we're writing the IELTS essay?
Can you check my paraphrasing?
I am practicing paraphrase in writing sentence by using synonym as following:
Please give me your comments
Origin: Some people think that the government is wasting money on the arts and that this money could be spent elsewhere.
Synonym: The government is squandering money on the arts, so this money should be spent on other things.
Origin: Art is considered an essential part of all cultures throughout the world. However, these days fewer people appreciate art and turn their focus to science, technology and business.
Synonym: Art is viewed a particular part of all cultures throughout the world. Nonetheless (unfortunately), nowadays fewer people understand (are sensed, are aware) art and turn their concentration to science, technology and business.
What are some synonyms for "In fact"?
Can you please tell me some synonyms for "in fact" to use in the task 2?
I had my IELTS exam about ten days ago and in my writing task 2 I was a bit anxious. Therefore, I forgot to write the articles (a,an) before many words, such as (employee can save money) I missed 'an' before the word 'employee'.
In a nutshell, I just necessarily wanna know whether it will effect my writing score much since I don't think I have any mistakes regarding task response, coherence and cohesion etc.
Used the Wrong Word
I just took my IELTS test, and I was about to write "availability" but I don't why I ended up using "disponibility". Maybe because it is commonly used in French.
Is that word accepted in the English language?
I'm worried that I may not get a good grade because of that..:(